General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee Records M301

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
Bowdoin College Library

Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee.
Title
General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee records
ID
M301
Date [inclusive]
1999-2006, undated
Extent
2.0 linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

The General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee was a free-standing committee of Brunswick citizens who led the effort to commission and install a statue to honor the memory of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Committee efforts were supported by the Town of Brunswick, the Pejepscot Historical Society, and Bowdoin College. Richard Morrell and Campbell Niven co-chaired the Committee. The sculptor was Joseph Query and the landscape architects were Richardson and Associates.


Scope and Content

General Joshua L. Chamberlain Statue Committee records, the bulk documenting the planning, fund-raising, design, construction, and dedication of the Chamberlain statue and memorial sited at the corner of Maine Street/Bath Road, Brunswick, Maine. Additional files document 2004-2006 Committee involvement in the renovation of the Chamberlain burial site at Brunswick's Pine Grove Cemetery.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

Some material restricted. Consult series description for specific information.


Collection Inventory

M301.001: Chamberlain Statue Project, 1999-2004, n.d.   1.8 linear feet

Series Description:

Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, contracts, financial records, construction plans and drawings, dedication programs, and photographs of the Joshua L. Chamberlain memorial statue which was dedicated May 31, 2003.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

Fund-raising donor information in box 3 is restricted until 2079.

Box Folder
1 1

Correspondence, 1999 

1 2

Correspondence, 2000 

1 3

Correspondence, 2001 

1 4

Correspondence, 2002 

1 5

Correspondence, 2003-2004, n.d. 

1 6

Correspondence re: construction, 2001-2003, n.d. 

1 7

Correspondence re: construction site, 2001-2003 

1 8

Correspondence re: dedication, 2000-2003, n.d. 

1 9

Dedication ceremony materials (invitations, programs), 2003 May 

1 10

Documents (contracts, permit, project manual), 2000-2002 

1 11

Financial material, 2000-2003, n.d. 

1 12

Financial material, accounts payable (non-Richardson & Associates), 2001-2003 

1 13

Financial material, accounts payable (Richardson & Associates), 2001-2003 

1 14

Financial material, Ken McAfee's report, 2003 May 5 

1 15

Financial material re: Joseph Query's Chamberlain sculpture, 2000-2003, n.d. 

1 16

Financial material re: Richardson & Associates' landscape architecture for Chamberlain memorial, 2001-2003 

1 17

Financial material - statue account, 2002-2004 

Box
3

Fund-raising, correspondence re: donations, 2000-2004, n.d. [RESTRICTED] 

3

Fund-raising, donor lists, 1999-2003, n.d. [RESTRICTED] 

Box Folder
1 18

Fund-raising material (brochures, form letters, pledge cards, stationery), 2001, 2003, n.d. 

1 19

Fund-raising, Stevenson, Dick - historical material 

1 20

Images - Chamberlain statue plaster model, 2001-2002, color prints (snapshots) 

1 21-22

Images - memorial construction, 2002-2003, n.d., color prints (snapshots) 

1 23

Images - memorial construction and dedication (CD with printed thumbnails) 

1 24-26

Images - memorial dedication, 2003 May 31, color prints (snapshots) 

1 27

Images - negatives 

1 28

Images - other memorials (color prints) 

1 29

Information re: materials and vendors, 2001-2002, n.d. 

1 30

Interview with Joseph Query in Swanville, Maine, by Amy Sinclair, WGME 13 re: Chamberlain statue, n.d. (VHS tape and DVD) 

2 1

Maintenance of Chamberlain memorial, 2002-2003, n.d. 

2 2

Meeting agendas, 2000-2003, n.d. 

2 3

Meeting minutes, 1999-2003 

2 4

Miscellaneous material 

2 5

Miscellaneous material re: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 

2 6

Newspaper clippings re: Joshua L. Chamberlain 

2 7

Newspaper clippings re: Joshua L. Chamberlain statue, 2001-2003, n.d. 

2 8

Notes (handwritten), 1999-2003, n.d. 

2 9

Plans and drawings of the memorial and site, 2001-2003, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
A1

Plans and drawings of statue base and site, 2001-2002, n.d. 

Map-case
Drawer C4

Plans and drawings of statue base and site, 2001-2003 

Box Folder
2 10

Text for Chamberlain plaque (floppy disk - Adobe Pagemaker file), 2003 Apr 

2 11

Text for memorial, 2001-2003, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
A1

Text for memorial flagpole and granite benches (mock-ups), 2003, n.d. 

Map-case
Drawer C4

Text for memorial flagpole and granite benches (mock-ups), 2003, n.d. 


M301.002: Chamberlain Grave Site Project, 2004-2006, n.d.   0.2 linear feet

Series Description:

Members of the Chamberlain Statue Committee, Bowdoin College, the Pine Grove Cemetery Committee, Richardson & Associates, and the Maine National Guard Engineers collaborated to renovate Chamberlain's grave site in Pine Grove Cemetery. The rehabilitated grave site was dedicated September 30, 2006. This series contains correspondence, financial material, and other Chamberlain Statue Committee records concerning the grave site project.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
2 12

Agendas and minutes, 2005-2006, n.d. 

2 13

Color prints (snapshots) - Pine Grove Cemetery stones, n.d. 

2 14

Correspondence, 2004-2006 

2 15

Dedication, 2006 Sep 

2 16

Financial material, 2004-2006 

2 17

Financial material - invoices, 2004-2006 

2 18

Miscellaneous material, 2004-2006 

2 19

Newspaper clippings, 2006 Nov 

2 20

Notes - handwritten, 2006, n.d.